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    Shandor got a reaction from Ali_Hussain in Making lots of good food on a budget (vegetarian)   
    Few days ago we made some peanut chicken that was nice:
    1 package of blanched roasted peanuts
    1 onion
    1 head of garlic
    4 sweet peppers
    1 chili pepper
    1 package of heritage farm chicken breast
    x royal basmati rice
    tendoori seasoning
    black pepper
    no-salt
    red crush pepper
    extra virgin olive oil
    peanut cooking sauce, sweet chili version
    Preheat oven to 425, and place all chicken breast in an oven pan, add most of the peanut cooking sauce to the chicken, if desired add some black pepper for flavor.
    Begin cutting all peppers, and peal the garlic, once oven is ready, place the chicken breast in the oven. Pour some Extra virgin olive oil in a cooking pan, and through in the peppers, put on low heat. process garlic and cut up onion, add to pan.
    Prepare and start the rice.
    As the vegetables become soft, throw in the peanuts, then season to preference. I used unsalted peanuts, so I added extra no-salt to mine. Also if I cook with tendoori seasioning, I use moderately or lightly.
    Stir on occassion so none of the vegetables burn. Once the rice is finished, pour in the remaining peanut cooking sauce on the vegetables and stir well, check for taste and add seasoning if desired.
    When chicken is cooked all the way, cut up into small pieces. Add to the vegetables, and pour in any sauce in the oven pan.
    Let the stove pan cook for a while, until all flavors are balanced. Turn off heat and throw in rice, mix well and let sit for a while before serving.

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    Shandor got a reaction from ShiaChat Mod in Making lots of good food on a budget (vegetarian)   
    So often times a planned meal ends up costing lots of money, because of market prices on the goods. I have been working with goods that are on sale, or marked down in local groceries, often times making a 20$ meal into a 5-10$ meal. I don't really measure things out either, so the actual results may vary, I suppose.
    Home Made Cream of Mushroom:
    2 package of sliced baby porta bellas
    1 onion
    1 head of garlic
    1 package of assorted sweet peppers
    1 package (small) of uncut whole baby carrots
    x flour
    x milk
    Cajun seasoning
    Black pepper
    Chili peppers or jalapeno peppers
    No Salt
    (one can use cream I suppose, but it won't look like the photo)
    Extra virgin olive oil
    Add a little extra virgin olive oil to a deep pan, this will make a lot of food, so something that can hold a stir fry is appropriate.
    Throw in the mushrooms and carrots, and set heat to low on the pan.
    Cut the onion and process or cut the garlic so they can start the carmalizing (uh, wordsmith lol) process.
    Cut all the sweet peppers as desired, I like bigger chunks.
    Once the carrots have softened half through, and the garlic has "disapeared" add in flour and stir, so that all the veggies are covered in flour. Pour in Milk to make a gravy consistency. Add more milk and flour until you have a thick paste binding all the veggies, water down with milk until it is easy to consume/serve.
    Real Heavy Cream is what companies like Campbell's uses; I'm in the midwest of the US, where biscuits and gravy are a staple, so using flour and milk (part of the gravy if not all of it) gives it a comfort take of the soup for me and my family. My new father from India loves this particular dish.
    You can use real salt, but because my mother has issues with sodium, my family uses No-Salt which contains no sodium.

    NOTE: I am sorry, I thought I had a photo of this dish, but it's gone or something, or was never photographed. I was certain I had shown it to someone this year, boggling. It comes out sort of grey, because the flour and milk and all the veggie oils kind remain colorless. If that is bothersome, some hot sauce will change that
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    Shandor reacted to Anonymous in Making lots of good food on a budget (vegetarian)   
    Thanks for the recipes.  
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    Shandor reacted to Hassan- in is smoking haram?   
    That's great to hear brother, congratz.
    I think the marjas are too silent on this subject, and they should speak out to their followers that smoke and tell them it's haram.
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    Shandor got a reaction from Hassan- in is smoking haram?   
    I quit two months ago with one week of patches.

    tobacco is likely not haram for the same reasons it is still legal in the us, it makes lots of money
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    Shandor got a reaction from MuslimyMuslim in is smoking haram?   
    I quit two months ago with one week of patches.

    tobacco is likely not haram for the same reasons it is still legal in the us, it makes lots of money
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    Shandor got a reaction from wolverine in I'm Fat   
    certainly, sorry I have not posted more, I am quite busy these days.
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    Shandor reacted to Hameedeh in Making lots of good food on a budget (vegetarian)   
    I'm following this topic now! Thanks, everyone!  
    This one skillet mexican rice casserole recipe is yummy and easy to make. From: making thyme for health dot com
    ONE SKILLET MEXICAN RICE CASSEROLE
    INGREDIENTS:
    1 small red onion, diced
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    2 teaspoons cumin
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1 red bell pepper, cored and diced
    1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies, drained (or 1 jalapeno, diced)
    1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen and defrosted
    1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
    12 ounces salsa or enchilada sauce
    1 and 1/2 cups cooked Rice 
    1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
    1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    serving suggestions: fresh cilantro, diced green onions, avocado
    DIRECTIONS:
    1. Start by warming the oil in a large skillet [oven safe] over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes, then add the spices (cumin to oregano) and stir together. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
    2. Next add the red pepper and the green chilies and stir together. Cook for another 2-3 minutes then add the drained and rinsed beans, corn, salsa, and rice. Stir everything until well-combined.
    3. Turn the oven to broil then top the mixture in the skillet with the shredded cheese. Place the skillet in the oven and cook for about 3-4 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbly on top. Serve warm with diced green onions, cilantro, and/or avocado.
    Note: If I don't have corn I substitute garbanzo beans (chickpeas or nokhood). 
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    Shandor got a reaction from Hameedeh in Making lots of good food on a budget (vegetarian)   
    Few days ago we made some peanut chicken that was nice:
    1 package of blanched roasted peanuts
    1 onion
    1 head of garlic
    4 sweet peppers
    1 chili pepper
    1 package of heritage farm chicken breast
    x royal basmati rice
    tendoori seasoning
    black pepper
    no-salt
    red crush pepper
    extra virgin olive oil
    peanut cooking sauce, sweet chili version
    Preheat oven to 425, and place all chicken breast in an oven pan, add most of the peanut cooking sauce to the chicken, if desired add some black pepper for flavor.
    Begin cutting all peppers, and peal the garlic, once oven is ready, place the chicken breast in the oven. Pour some Extra virgin olive oil in a cooking pan, and through in the peppers, put on low heat. process garlic and cut up onion, add to pan.
    Prepare and start the rice.
    As the vegetables become soft, throw in the peanuts, then season to preference. I used unsalted peanuts, so I added extra no-salt to mine. Also if I cook with tendoori seasioning, I use moderately or lightly.
    Stir on occassion so none of the vegetables burn. Once the rice is finished, pour in the remaining peanut cooking sauce on the vegetables and stir well, check for taste and add seasoning if desired.
    When chicken is cooked all the way, cut up into small pieces. Add to the vegetables, and pour in any sauce in the oven pan.
    Let the stove pan cook for a while, until all flavors are balanced. Turn off heat and throw in rice, mix well and let sit for a while before serving.

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    Shandor got a reaction from Ali.Isa in What is a Soul?   
    oh this makes me happy  thank you
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    Shandor reacted to notme in Making lots of good food on a budget (vegetarian)   
    My famous 7 can super quick chili:
    3 cans of beans - 3 different varieties (black, red, pinto, for example)
    1 can condensed tomato soup
    1 can Rotel or similar diced tomatoes with chilis
    1 can tomato sauce
    1 can corn, well drained (we actually use frozen, but it counts as the 7th can)
    1/4 cup taco seasoning, or to taste
    Mix all in large pot and simmer until hot through, about 15 minutes.
    Serve alone, atop rice, with tortilla chips, or topped with cheese, with your favorite hot sauces. 
    If you like and you have some on hand, you can mix in cooked and shredded leftover chicken or beef.
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    Shandor reacted to Ibn Al-Shahid in Making lots of good food on a budget (vegetarian)   
    My staples:

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    Shandor got a reaction from PureExistence1 in I'm Fat   
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    Shandor got a reaction from PureExistence1 in I'm Fat   
    ya I was wondering what the best method would be, considering it may be popular for some nice recipes  give me some time and I shall do so, with photos.
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    Shandor got a reaction from Hameedeh in Making lots of good food on a budget (vegetarian)   
    So often times a planned meal ends up costing lots of money, because of market prices on the goods. I have been working with goods that are on sale, or marked down in local groceries, often times making a 20$ meal into a 5-10$ meal. I don't really measure things out either, so the actual results may vary, I suppose.
    Home Made Cream of Mushroom:
    2 package of sliced baby porta bellas
    1 onion
    1 head of garlic
    1 package of assorted sweet peppers
    1 package (small) of uncut whole baby carrots
    x flour
    x milk
    Cajun seasoning
    Black pepper
    Chili peppers or jalapeno peppers
    No Salt
    (one can use cream I suppose, but it won't look like the photo)
    Extra virgin olive oil
    Add a little extra virgin olive oil to a deep pan, this will make a lot of food, so something that can hold a stir fry is appropriate.
    Throw in the mushrooms and carrots, and set heat to low on the pan.
    Cut the onion and process or cut the garlic so they can start the carmalizing (uh, wordsmith lol) process.
    Cut all the sweet peppers as desired, I like bigger chunks.
    Once the carrots have softened half through, and the garlic has "disapeared" add in flour and stir, so that all the veggies are covered in flour. Pour in Milk to make a gravy consistency. Add more milk and flour until you have a thick paste binding all the veggies, water down with milk until it is easy to consume/serve.
    Real Heavy Cream is what companies like Campbell's uses; I'm in the midwest of the US, where biscuits and gravy are a staple, so using flour and milk (part of the gravy if not all of it) gives it a comfort take of the soup for me and my family. My new father from India loves this particular dish.
    You can use real salt, but because my mother has issues with sodium, my family uses No-Salt which contains no sodium.

    NOTE: I am sorry, I thought I had a photo of this dish, but it's gone or something, or was never photographed. I was certain I had shown it to someone this year, boggling. It comes out sort of grey, because the flour and milk and all the veggie oils kind remain colorless. If that is bothersome, some hot sauce will change that
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    Shandor reacted to notme in Making lots of good food on a budget (vegetarian)   
    Roasted potatoes casserole:
    Depending on size of potatoes, 1-2 per person
    Onion, 1/2 - 1 finely sliced
    Garlic, 2 - 3 cloves minced
    Celery (optional) chopped
    Bell pepper, chopped
    Jalapeño, poblano, or other spicy peppers, chopped
    Toss with olive oil to coat and spread on lightly oiled baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, paprika, and (optionally) parmesan cheese. 
    Bake at 425 F until done through and golden brown on top. 
    Cooked meat can be mixed in too, if you like. I used to make this dish with cubed cheddar cheese too, but I've found that it's better without. 
    We usually eat this as a one-dish meal, but it would go well with a salad or soup and bread. 
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    Shandor got a reaction from notme in I'm Fat   
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    Shandor got a reaction from notme in Making lots of good food on a budget (vegetarian)   
    So often times a planned meal ends up costing lots of money, because of market prices on the goods. I have been working with goods that are on sale, or marked down in local groceries, often times making a 20$ meal into a 5-10$ meal. I don't really measure things out either, so the actual results may vary, I suppose.
    Home Made Cream of Mushroom:
    2 package of sliced baby porta bellas
    1 onion
    1 head of garlic
    1 package of assorted sweet peppers
    1 package (small) of uncut whole baby carrots
    x flour
    x milk
    Cajun seasoning
    Black pepper
    Chili peppers or jalapeno peppers
    No Salt
    (one can use cream I suppose, but it won't look like the photo)
    Extra virgin olive oil
    Add a little extra virgin olive oil to a deep pan, this will make a lot of food, so something that can hold a stir fry is appropriate.
    Throw in the mushrooms and carrots, and set heat to low on the pan.
    Cut the onion and process or cut the garlic so they can start the carmalizing (uh, wordsmith lol) process.
    Cut all the sweet peppers as desired, I like bigger chunks.
    Once the carrots have softened half through, and the garlic has "disapeared" add in flour and stir, so that all the veggies are covered in flour. Pour in Milk to make a gravy consistency. Add more milk and flour until you have a thick paste binding all the veggies, water down with milk until it is easy to consume/serve.
    Real Heavy Cream is what companies like Campbell's uses; I'm in the midwest of the US, where biscuits and gravy are a staple, so using flour and milk (part of the gravy if not all of it) gives it a comfort take of the soup for me and my family. My new father from India loves this particular dish.
    You can use real salt, but because my mother has issues with sodium, my family uses No-Salt which contains no sodium.

    NOTE: I am sorry, I thought I had a photo of this dish, but it's gone or something, or was never photographed. I was certain I had shown it to someone this year, boggling. It comes out sort of grey, because the flour and milk and all the veggie oils kind remain colorless. If that is bothersome, some hot sauce will change that
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    Shandor reacted to notme in Interracial marriage   
    There is no such thing as race. Race is an imperialist social construct meant to divide "us" from "them". 
    Intercultural marriage will require compromises and understanding, but it's not that difficult if the spouses respect each other. Any marriage requires compromise and understanding, but if the spouses share a culture at least they are more likely to agree on what to eat and how to interact with their communities. 
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    Shandor got a reaction from PureExistence1 in What is a Soul?   
    oh this makes me happy  thank you
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    Shandor reacted to Hassan- in we should be able to choose our own love and when   
    I don't understand what you're talking about.
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    Shandor got a reaction from PureExistence1 in I'm Fat   
    meat tastes good, but red meat especially is difficult to digest. one celebrity had pounds of red meat in his body when he died, that was undigested. It can cause the stomach to expand widely, and adds little to no nutrition to our bodies in the end.
    I have some really nice vegetarian dishes that give a sensation of having eaten red meat, if you would like I could message them to you.
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    Shandor got a reaction from Mansur Bakhtiari in we should be able to choose our own love and when   
    hijab is beauty tho. I dont understand
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    Shandor got a reaction from hidden_muslima in What to Ask Your Future Spouse   
    I would ask, if they believe in magic? but that's me

    I think if I am to ask someone I like or want to know more, I make a list of things that interest me, and chekc off what I don't know they feel about or have an opinion on.

    for instance:
    hiking
    writing
    reading
    learning

    from what you said, I know they like learning, or something to that extent, they likely enjoy reading of some kind, even if it is only Quran. so I would check off writing and hiking, and ask questions based on those subjects.

    Does that help?
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    Shandor reacted to Who_Am_I in What is a Soul?   
    Dear Shandor the truth is all the same in all religions. Yes you are very right in your thinking. It is the thinking of a beautiful soul 
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